ADVENTURE CANOE TOURS

Come with us as we take you on an adventurous tour along the Mighty Sepik River. Get to meet the local people, learn about the culture and traditions and experience how living along the river feels like.

We have a few tours to choose from.

See our list below.

SAT 1 - MIDDLE, UPPER SEPIK TOUR

(2 nights, 3 days)

OPTION 1 - 2 nights/ 3 days middle Sepik

Day 1.  Depart Wewak for Pagwi meet waiting canoe then travel to Palimbe village

             Explore village and overnight Palimbe village.

Day 2   Depart Palimbe village to Kanganamun, Aibom, Chambri lakes then return

             Walk to Yamok and overnight at Leinga  village Yamok Torembi area.

Day 3    Depart Leinga village to Pagwi then return to Wewak and overnight Wewak.

OPTION 2 - 2 nights/ 3 days upper Sepik

Day 1    Depart Wewak for Pagwi meet waiting canoe then travel to Ambunti and

              Continue to Wagu Lakes and overnight wagu village.

Day 2    Depart Wagu village for Tongijamb, return then trek to Mayo village, meet

              Canoe Then visit Yesan village and return to Ambunti and overnight at Ambunti

              Lodge.

Day 3    Depart Ambunti for Pagwi meet waiting vehicle and return to Wewak

OPTION 3 - 2 nights/ 3 days middle Sepik Palimbe Chambri Lakes

Day 1.  Depart Wewak for Pagwi meet waiting canoe then travel to Palimbe village

             Explore village and overnight Palimbe village.

Day 2   Depart Palimbe village to Kanganamun, Aibom, Chambri lakes then return

             To Palimbe and overnight t Palimbe village.

Day 3    Depart Palimbe to Pagwi then return to Wewak and overnight Wewak.

SAT 2 - MIDDLE, UPPER SEPIK ARTIFACTS TOUR

(3 nights, 4 days)

Day 01        

Departing Wewak by vehicle will take you over the Prince Alexander Ranges through to Passam,Kubalia,Yangoru,Hayfield/Maprik,Wosera to reach Pagwi. Most of the road is sealed, there is a one hour drive which is stil dirt road.From Pagwi station ou will travel to Palimbe.There is a cluster of three villages, Palimbe, Yenchan and Kanganamun. These villages have stood firm against the invasion of Christianity. They still have their Haus Tambarans and practice their customs including the initiation or scarification on young boys that depict the crocodile as symbol of power and strength. The villages are also famous artists and they make carvings with bird heads

Day 02      

The Sepik River is a vast volume of water. Its approximately 1200 km long,10 to 12 meters deep and 100 to 200 meters wide in some areas. Going into Aibom and Chambri lakes is a good experience to get off the main river and encounter narrow black water tributary with more bird life and fishing activities until you reach Chambri lakes. Aibom village is famous for ceramic art which is made of earth and baked on fire to make the pots sustainable,while chambri is famous for ceremonial spears and polished art works and have good spirit house (Haus Tambaran). The main Sepik River can become monotonous  meandering through floating logs, and floating islands until you reach Ambunti and a turn off into the Wasui Lagoon in the evening you will rupture into a vast lake environment full of herons, cormorants, wild ducks, egrets, kites, Jacanas and a 1000 plus species of water birds. As you canoe further into the tributary the majestic Hun stein range approaches rapidly until you reach the foot hill at Wagu village to overnight in the village guest house.

Day 03       

Hun stein range is a wild life management area and is a project established by the village communities with the help of WWF to protect some of the last remaining rainforests and ecosystems in the world.  Early morning departure to the rainforest to see the bird of paradise then return and continue on to yesan, Maio, Meno Tongijamb and return to overnight at Ambunti Lodge.

Day 04       

Travel from Ambunti to Pagwi is approximately 2 hours on the way you will be passing through Malu, Avatip villages they are same language group of the Manambu tribe.  Just before Pagwi is Japande village of the start of the Yatmul language speaking group of the middle sepik. Meet with waiting vehicle at Pagwi then travel to Wewak via Maprik.